Report: NCIS determined in 2009 Bowe Bergdahl 'going over to the other side with a deliberate plan'

So far, this is only hearsay, but if the report by retired Lt. Col Anthony Shafer is true, it raises huge issues over President Obama’s trade of five senior Taliban commanders for a man who may have committed treason. Col. Shafer is a Fox News Contributor, so you can be certain the rest of the mainstream media will ignore what he claims to have heard.  Fox News reports:

Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan.

“He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “He had made contact with local Afghans and wanted to be moved to Uzbekistan and then made contact with the Russians because he wanted to talk to Russian organized crime ...

“Clearly he was not all there relating to what he was doing,” Shaffer told O'Reilly. “I think we’re going to see more and more, as this report is made public that there were a number of disconcerting things within Bergdahl.”

According to the sources, data collection at the time indicated Bergdahl made contact with an Afghan in an effort to lay the groundwork for his departure.

“He had Afghan contacts and he was actually trying to offer himself up with the Taliban. Both are very severe,” Shaffer added.

If this evidence is in possession of the prosecutors bring a case against him, it should come out at trial. Assuming that military prosecutors, bound by honor codes, are not as ubreliable as the Justice Department or Patrick Fitzgerald. And if that happens, the Rose Garden ceremony with Bergdahl’s parents is going to look very bad indeed.

So far, this is only hearsay, but if the report by retired Lt. Col Anthony Shafer is true, it raises huge issues over President Obama’s trade of five senior Taliban commanders for a man who may have committed treason. Col. Shafer is a Fox News Contributor, so you can be certain the rest of the mainstream media will ignore what he claims to have heard.  Fox News reports:

Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan.

“He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “He had made contact with local Afghans and wanted to be moved to Uzbekistan and then made contact with the Russians because he wanted to talk to Russian organized crime ...

“Clearly he was not all there relating to what he was doing,” Shaffer told O'Reilly. “I think we’re going to see more and more, as this report is made public that there were a number of disconcerting things within Bergdahl.”

According to the sources, data collection at the time indicated Bergdahl made contact with an Afghan in an effort to lay the groundwork for his departure.

“He had Afghan contacts and he was actually trying to offer himself up with the Taliban. Both are very severe,” Shaffer added.

If this evidence is in possession of the prosecutors bring a case against him, it should come out at trial. Assuming that military prosecutors, bound by honor codes, are not as ubreliable as the Justice Department or Patrick Fitzgerald. And if that happens, the Rose Garden ceremony with Bergdahl’s parents is going to look very bad indeed.